With 90 percent of its energy coming from oil, Hawaii is the most oil-dependent state in the nation. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is an ambitious plan to reverse that. Outlining a combination of increased energy efficiency and renewable energy sources the HCEI maps out a path toward achieving the state’s goal of meeting at least 70 percent of its energy needs from clean energy by 2030.
Hawaii has substantial natural resources, including solar, biomass , geothermal, and hydroelectric power. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is making a meaningful down payment on the nation’s energy and environmental future. The Recovery Act investments in Hawaii are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to wind power and biofuels.
Maui - Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 02/08/2010 Location(s): Puna, Hawaii Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Development of High Yield Tropical Feedstock and Biomass Conversion Technology for Renewable Energy Production and Economic Development CX(s) Applied: B3.8, A9, B5.1 Date: 01/21/2010 Location(s): Hawaii Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Iolani School from Honolulu, Hawaii is the winner of the DOE's 2009 Real World Design Challenge. Fifty-four high school students representing 10 states from across the Nation competed in the National Challenge. The finals were held at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.